Royal Visit, 1939 - Royal Train Arrives at Glencoe, Ontario (slightly wider view)
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- Item Type
- A black and white photograph showing the Glencoe, Ontario arrival of the royal train pulled by Canadian National Railway's Engine 6400. Crowds wait on either side of the train to greet King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth. The view is similar to another photograph in the London Public Library Image Gallery but shows a slightly wider view which encompasses more of the crowd to the right of the train.
- According to CN Lines Magazine Volume 12, Number 3(www.cnlines.com), the 12 car Royal Train which carried the royal couple on their 30 day tour was put together by the CNR, the CPR and the Canadian government. The cars were painted royal blue with gold outlined window bands of aluminum leaf and gun metal roofs. The engines used to pull the train on various legs of the journey were adorned with the royal crest. The engine in this picture, No. 6400 is preserved at the Canada Science & Technology Museum in Ottawa.
- Handwritten on the reverse of the photograph: Royal train arrives at Glencoe.
- Date of Original
Width: 20.2 cm
Height: 15 cm
- Image Dimensions
Image Width: 17.9cm
Image Height: 12.8cm
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- Geographic Coverage
Latitude: 42.7468755235843 Longitude: -81.7112872433472
- Copyright Statement
- Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
- Recommended Citation
- Ivey Family London Room, London Public Library, London, Ontario, Canada
- Reproduction Notes
- London Room Photograph Archives - PG F111
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